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drinking-glass

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1869,0120.10

  • Description

    'Roemer', green glass, hemispherical bowl on a cylindrical stem with two staggered rows of four large applied raspberry prunts, on a flared foot with high kick foot.Around the base of the bowl is an applied milled thread. The bowl is diamond-engraved with a bust of a man holding a baton and insribed in calligraphic script.

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  • Date

    • 1650 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 13.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        Noch Leeft Orange
      • Inscription Translation

        Still lives Orange
  • Curator's comments

    Associated dates : 1650 (Death of William II of Orange).

  • Bibliography

    • Harden et al 1968 235 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G46/dc12

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Death of William II of Orange
    • Commemoration of: Perpetuation of the House of Orange
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1869

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1869,0120.10

'Roemer'; green glass; spherical bowl opening into cylindrical stem with two staggered rows of four large raspberry prunts; high kick supported on coil-wound foot; bowl engraved with diamond-point: half-figure of man holding baton; inscription in flowing script.

'Roemer'; green glass; spherical bowl opening into cylindrical stem with two staggered rows of four large raspberry prunts; high kick supported on coil-wound foot; bowl engraved with diamond-point: half-figure of man holding baton; inscription in flowing script.

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